by Brian M. Hass

updated October 2004 No. 24

This posting is presented in seven sections:

  1. The Originally Lost Episodes
  2. The Recovery of Episodes
  3. Other Recoveries
  4. Redundant But Significant Recoveries
  5. Rumors of Recovered Episodes
  6. Discovered But Not Recovered
  7. Additional Notes


Notes: All email addresses with asterisks at the end are no longer valid. But, until more up-to-date email addresses become known, the old ones will continue to be listed; since, contributors are frequently known by their email addresses as much as by their own names.

Throughout this posting, the contributor of a given piece of information will be indicated by a (#) placed beside the given piece of information, where "#" is the number of the contributor.


Key: (s#)=Printed Source, (b#)=Broadcasted Source, (n#)=Internet Source


(between 1973 and 1977)

The following information was obtained from a number of sources, not the least of which are the two anniversary books by Peter Haining, entitled Doctor_Who:_A_Celebration and Doctor_Who:_25_Glorious_Years. The following information may be and probably is incomplete. However, it should give the reader a good idea of what has been lost and how much of it has since been recovered. Any episodes not listed below, despite having once been lost, have obviously been recovered; or, they would have otherwise been brought to the attention of the author of this posting in other sources. In other words, if the episode is still lost, it is included in the following listing.

The Tom Baker story, "Shada," may sometimes be listed in publications as missing; and, the 1985-86 season from the Colin Baker era is often referred to as the "missing season." None of these stories were ever lost from the BBC archives. "Shada" was never completed due to a strike at the BBC; but, all of the footage from this story still exists at the BBC. And, this footage was tied together with narrations by Tom Baker in 1992. The 1985- 86 season was never produced; so, no footage ever existed. But, the stories which were intended to be produced that season are available in paperback. Thus, none of these stories are listed below.

Note: The production codes were not used in the following listing. To allow everyone to see which stories were missing and where they belonged in the general listing of all stories, they were numbered according to their original broadcast order.

There was some disagreement on the Net in the early 1990's regarding which episodes of "The Ice Warriors" were missing; but, the missing episodes are actually parts two and three. (3)(7)

No original videotape recordings of the Hartnell and Troughton episodes exist. All of those two inch tapes were telecined to black and white film for foreign TV stations, which used that format instead of videotape. After their transmission by the BBC, the tapes were wiped. (2) But contrary to earlier reports that the tapes were wiped soon after transmission, some of the Hartnell tapes (containing episodes of "The War Machines," "Mission to the Unknown," and "Fury From the Deep") were not wiped until as recently as 1974. (13)

Actor (Doctor)/ originally recovered Story Title (# of episodes) lost by 1977 since 1977 ---------------------------------- ------------ ---------- William Hartnell 4. Marco Polo (7) 1-7 8. The Reign of Terror (6) 1-6 1-3,6 14. The Crusade (4) 1-2,4 1 17. The Time Meddler (4) 1,3-4 1,3-4 18. Galaxy Four (4) 1-4 19. Mission to the Unknown (1) 1 20. The Myth Makers (4) 1-4 21. The Daleks' Master Plan (12) 1-12 2,5,10 22. The Massacre (4) 1-4 24. The Celestial Toymaker (4) 1-4 4 26. The Savages (4) 1-4 27. The War Machines (4) 1-4 1-4 28. The Smugglers (4) 1-4 29. The Tenth Planet (4) 4 Patrick Troughton 30. Power of the Daleks (6) 1-6 31. The Highlanders (4) 1-4 32. The Underwater Menace (4) 1-2,4 33. The Moonbase (4) 1,3 34. The Macra Terror (4) 1-4 35. The Faceless Ones (6) 2-6 3 36. The Evil of the Daleks (7) 1-7 2 37. The Tomb of the Cybermen (4) 1-4 1-4 38. The Abominable Snowman (6) 1-6 2 39. The Ice Warriors (6) 1-6 1,4-6 40. The Enemy of the World (6) 1-2,4-6 41. The Web of Fear (6) 1-6 1 42. Fury from the Deep (6) 1-6 43. The Wheel in Space (6) 1-5 3 46. The Invasion (8) 1,4 49. The Space Pirates (6) 1,3-6 Jon Pertwee 71. Invasion of the Dinosaurs (6) 1 1 (b/w only) Jon Pertwee (color episodes only) 52. Dr. Who and the Silurians (7) 1-7 53. The Ambassadors of Death (7) 2-7 54. Inferno (7) 1-7 1-7 55. Terror of the Autons (4) 1-4 56. The Mind of Evil (6) 1-6 57. The Claws of Axos (4) 2-3 2-3 58. Colony in Space (6) 1-6 1-6 59. The Daemons (5) 1-3,5 61. The Curse of Peladon (4) 1-4 1-4 62. The Sea Devils (6) 1-3 1-3 63. The Mutants (6) 1-2 1-2 64. The Time Monster (6) 1-6 1-6 67. Frontier in Space (6) 1-3,6 1-3,6 68. Planet of the Daleks (6) 3 72. Death to the Daleks (4) 1 1
Here are the numbers: ============================================================== | Doctor (era) | lost | since |percentage| | | (origin)| recovered| recovered| ============================================================== | William Hartnell (1963-66) | 61 | 16 | 26% | |----------------------------|---------|----------|----------| | Patrick Troughton (1967-69)| 76 | 13 | 17% | |----------------------------|---------|----------|----------| | Jon Pertwee (1970-74) | | | | | (black and white) | 1 | 1 | 100% | | (color) | 63 | 35 | 55% | ============================================================== It seems apparent from the information above that only an average of 32.3% of all lost "Doctor Who" episodes have since been recovered between 1977 and 2005. It can be assumed that all of the more obvious locations (TV stations/networks that borrowed copies of episodes from the BBC) have already been searched; so, the rate of recovery will likely decrease over the coming years. In fact, the rate has fallen considerably since 1990.

Out of all of the stories for which episodes have been recovered, the following stories are the only ones to have been fully restored (some of these are imperfect in that they contain edits; but, they are otherwise complete... see section II).

And, the following are the only Jon Pertwee stories that have been restored to color (not through the miracle of colorization):

In addition, the following Pertwee episodes have been restored to color since 1992 by superimposing the color signals from betamax recordings (which were made at the request of Ian Levine and his friends) and the luminance signals from the Betacam videotape copies, which were made from black and white film prints already available at the BBC archives. A computer system permitted these two signals to be mated perfectly by digitizing the black and white image and allowing it to be twisted and manipulated until it matched the color signal. (2) This was necessary due to the slight and almost unnoticeable distortion of the images in the black and white film prints, which were made by aiming a movie camera at a television screen. (s2) (2) The black and white episodes were transferred from film to videotape before mating luminance signals with the color signals. (3)

Note: In the early 1990's, the success of the restoration of color of parts 5 and 6 of "The Ambassadors of Death" was considered questionable by a source on the Net. But, Steve Roberts reported that part 5 was fine, but that part 6 contained some color patterning, which might eventually be correctable through signal processing.(12)

It would seem unlikely that the bulk of the "Doctor Who" stories missing from the BBC archives will ever be recovered. And for those that will be recovered, it will probably occur over the next few decades. However, we can always keep our fingers crossed and hope for future "happy accidents."

Note: Contrary to an earlier report, the "wet-gate" was not used in the Pertwee episodes to which color was restored.(12)


The purpose of this section of the posting is to provide descriptions of when and where various "Doctor Who" episodes were recovered (and to provide the name of the person responsible for the recovery, if at all possible). Once again, much of this information is probably incomplete. If all information about an episode's recovery is unknown, the time period during which it was recovered is provided (with as much accuracy as my sources permit).

Some of the discoveries noted in this list may seem redundant (ex: if part 1 of "Death to the Daleks" was discovered in Canada in 1980/81, then why does it matter that it was discovered in England in 1992). The reason is that PAL master tapes are preferrable to NTSC master tapes; since, all color "Doctor Who" stories were originally taped in the PAL TV system. Picture quality in NTSC, although good, degrades somewhat during the PAL to NTSC conversion process. Conversion back to PAL degrades the quality further.

Otherwise, all truly redundant discoveries have been eliminated whenever possible.

Except where indicated, the following information was retrieved from or pieced together from information in the Peter Haining books: Doctor_Who: A_Celebration and Doctor_Who:_25_Glorious_Years.

Stories (Episodes) Description Most of William Hartnell's discovered in the back of the first two seasons*: vault at the BBC Enterprises (including the original by Sue Malden (late 1970's) version of "An Unearthly Child")* The Web of Fear (part 1): returned from overseas (n1) (1978) The War Machines (part 2): (2) rescued by a fan in Australia from a rubbish bin at ABC TV (Australia) and permitted BBC to copy it (2) (1978/9) The Dominators (part 3)**: returned from storage at The War Games (parts 1, 3-4, 6-7, and 10)**: British Film Institute (2) (1979) The Curse of Peladon (NTSC) (all): discovered at The Time Monster (NTSC) (all): TV Ontario, Canada (1980) The Wheel in Space (part 6)*: discovered by Sue Malden at BBC (before March 1983) The Claws of Axos (NTSC) (parts 1-3): (2) found in Canada (2) (1980/81) The Mutants (NTSC) (parts 1 and 2): (2) found in Canada (3) (1980) Death to the Daleks (NTSC) (part 1): (2) found in Canada (2) (1980/81?) The Abominable Snowman (part 2): (2) recovered from a British film collector (3) by Roger Stevens (2) (late 1981) The Faceless Ones (unedited) (part 1)*: (3) discovered to have never been lost by the BBC, but not until after an edited copy had been recovered from overseas (after or during late 1981) The Reign of Terror (part 6): (2) returned from a British film collector after negotiations with fan, Bruce Campbell (2) (spring 1982) The Time Meddler (unedited) (parts 1 and 3): (2) recovered by fan, Ian Levine (13) (1992) Invasion of the Dinosaurs (b/w) (part 1): recovered from British collector of 16mm film (3) by Roger Stevens (2) (early 1983) Colony in Space (NTSC) (all): (2) found in Canada (2) (early 1983) The Sea Devils (NTSC) (parts 1-5): (2) found in Canada (2) (early 1983) The Ice Warriors (parts 1 and 4-6): (2) found in a disused cupboard in Villiers House (BBC Enterprises "old" home) (after March 1983) The Daleks' Masterplan (parts 5 and 10): (s2) discovered in the (5) basement of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Clapham, South London England (summer 1983) Inferno (NTSC) (all): (2) Canada (2) (shortly before Christmas 1983) The Time Monster (PAL) (part 6): (2) found in Australia (2) (1984) Frontier in Space (PAL) (parts 1-3 and 6): (3) found at ABC TV (Australia) (2) (1984) Frontier in Space (PAL) (parts 4 and 5): (2) found at ABC TV (Australia) (2) (1984) Frontier in Space (PAL) (3 incomplete) (part 6): (2) found at ABC TV (Australia) (2) (1984) The Wheel in Space (part 3): (2) returned by a fan living near Portsmouth (3) returned by David Stead (3) (spring 1984) The Celestial Toymaker (n) (part 4): (2) found in the vaults of ABC TV (Australia) (2) (early 1984) The Time Meddler (e) (parts 1, 3, and 4): discovered at Nigerian The War Machines (e) (parts 3 and 4): TV stations The War Machines (e?) (part 1): (2) (spring 1984) The Reign of Terror (parts 1-3): (s2) BBC recovered from a company in Crete (2) a Cypriot TV station (October 1984) The Faceless Ones (e) (part 3): (3) returned by Saeed Marham The Evil of the Daleks (part 2): (12) after Gordon Hendry, (2) a film collector from Oxfordshire, England purchased them at a car boot sale in Buckinghamshire (s2) (association with Brighton Cinema Club?) (2) (April 1987) The Tomb of the Cybermen (e?) (all): (2) discovered at Asia TV in Hong Kong (2) (December 1991) Death to the Daleks (PAL) (part 1): (2) found at BBC Pebble Mill in Birmingham, England (2) (1992) The Dominators (unedited) (part 5): (3) found (1995) The Crusade (part 1): (n2) found by Neil Lambess and Paul Scoones in Auckland, New Zealand (n2) (January 1999) The Daleks' Masterplan (part 2): (n4) returned by former BBC engineer, Francis Watson (n4) (January 2004) Notes: (n) The "Next Episode" caption has been altered or deleted. (e) These episodes have a large number of splices or edits. Although these episodes have been recovered, it would be preferrable to find unspliced replacements in the future. (e?) These episodes may possibly have a large number of splices or edits. * These episodes were not actually lost, just misplaced at the BBC archives ** These episodes were not lost; because, the BBC had given the two "Doctor Who" stories to the British Film Institute for safe keeping. Notes: Although Peter Haining's twenty-fifth anniversary book gives credit to Bob Monkhouse for playing a role in the recovery of episodes, two sources on the Net have informed me that much of the credit goes to Ian Levine and that Bob Monkhouse's role was minimal. (2) In fact, Steve Phillips says that Bob Monkhouse's contribution was "nothing at all." (3) To be more specific, Doctor_Who:_25_Glorious _Years described Bob Monkhouse as having served as an advisor, who helped episode hunters by providing the names and addresses of suggested contacts. According to Paul Lee, none of the "Doctor Who" episodes that are now in the BBC archives are in slash/print form as was reported by Peter Haining in Doctor_Who:_25_Glorious_Years. (2) A copy of "The Wheel in Space" part 6 in its final form (not slash/print) is available on the BBC video, "Cybermen: the Early Years." Steve Roberts reports that the earlier story of a fan rescuing "The War Machines" part 2 from a rubbish bin at Australian ABC TV (in 1978 or 1979) is not very accurate. Steve reports that the episode was actually stolen, forcing the BBC to send a replacement copy for subsequent transmission. Furthermore, the fan was said to have not allowed the BBC to copy it. However, he was said to have given a lower quality film copy of the episode to Ian Levine; and from this, bits were used (when necessary) in the 1996 restored version of the episode. (12) While it is true that Ian Levine discovered unedited copies of parts 1 and 3 of "The Time Meddler" in 1982, these were not made available to the BBC until 1992. (13) An earlier version of this article listed Saeed Marham as having purchased "The Faceless Ones" part 3 and "The Evil of the Daleks" part 2 at a car boot sale. Steve Roberts reports Saeed was more of a go-between. (12) "Doctor Who: Who's Who" credits Roger Brunskill (editor of program adaptations at BBC Enterprises) with having played a key role in the discovery and recovery of nine Pertwee stories previously thought lost. Five complete black and white stories were found in the BBC Enterprises film and tape libraries. Four were found incomplete. And, old color copies were found at ABC Australia, resulting in the completion of the Pertwee era. (b1) Doctor_Who:_25_Glorious_Years mistakenly referred to the site of the recovery of "The Daleks' Masterplan" parts 5 and 10 as being the "Mormon Unification Church temple" in Clapham, South London. (5) It should be noted here that all of the original videotape copies of "Doctor Who" held by the BBC archives were in the PAL format, not NTSC. Any NTSC recordings which the BBC now possesses were brought in from Canadian television stations to replace the lost PAL recordings. (2) Along with the recoveries noted in this section, other episodes were recovered as well. However, those other episodes were already in the BBC archives at that time. (3) For more information regarding the details on which sections of certain episodes are missing (edited out), check Steve Phillips' clips listing (see Recommendations section at the end of this posting).

Many thanks to Paul Lee, Steve Phillips, and Steve Roberts for supplying updated information for this section of the posting.


The following recoveries only resulted in returning duplicates of stories that already existed at the BBC archives.

The purpose of including this section is to make the posting more complete and to provide source for people with information on recoveries; so, they can compare to determine whether the episodes were actually discovered or whether mere duplicates of existing episodes were recovered.

The Space Museum (part 1): (3) returned by Roger Stevens The Moonbase (part 4): (3) (late 1981) The Faceless Ones (part 1): (2) returned by ABC-TV in Australia (re-edited for Australian television) (2) (late 1981) The Time Meddler (part 2): (3) (Autumn 1984) An Unearthly Child (parts 1-4): (3) (late 1984) The Aztecs (parts 1-4): (3) returned from The Sensorites (parts 1-6): Cyprus Television (3) (December 1984) Tomb of the Cybermen (parts 1-4): (1) returned by a fan shortly after the discovery at Hong Kong TV (copy in bad condition) (1) (1992) The Space Pirates (part 2): (14) found in an old gentleman's attic on the south coast (12) on Sony CV-2000 videotape (14) (late 1998) Notes: Paul Lee believes that no redundant "Tomb of the Cybermen" was ever recovered. (2)

Normally, any Hartnell or Troughton era story recovered on videotape (instead of a kinescope copy on film) would be a significant find, considering none of the original videotape masters are known to have survived. However, in the case of "The Space Pirates" part 2, this copy is merely redundant; since, the episode was originally shot on film instead of videotape in the first place. (12)


Often, the BBC recovered episodes which it already possessed in its holdings. However, some of the episodes the BBC already held were re-edited versions for television stations/networks outside of Great Britain. Thus, the recovery of original versions of these stories was significant.

The Web Planet (parts 1 and 6): (2) returned from Nigerian TV station (2) (spring 1984) These recoveries were significant; because, the versions held in the BBC archives had been re-edited for African and Arab television. The recovery of these episodes restored the story to its original form. In the re-edited versions, part 1 lacked the reprise from "The Romans"; and, part six ended with "Next episode 'The Space Museum,'" not "Next episode 'The Lion'."

The Dominators (part 5): (3) returned from a collector (1995) This recovery was significant; because, this unedited copy included the scene of the death of a character that had been edited from the BBC's previous copy. However, the scene was in the reprise; so, the scene actually belonged to part 4.


The purpose of this section of the posting is to list some of the more common rumors about the recovery of lost episodes and to hopefully defuse the false rumors.

Stories (Episodes) Description Power of the Daleks (part 4): an Australian claimed to have it (1979) -"owner" lied and stole BBC videotapes received in exchange for episode The Hidden Planet: Unscreened footage from this unfinished Malcolm Hulke story starring Hartnell as 'the Doctor' has been discovered and will be combined with new Peter Davison footage in a new story, "The Phoenix Rises." (April 1, 1983) -an elaborate April Fool's joke by writer, Richard Landen, of "Doctor Who Monthly" The Savages: FDW reported rumor that episodes were in Australia (May 13, 1992) -Ryan K. Johnson said rumor was false (January 28, 1993) The Tenth Planet (part 4): rumor of recovery was reported over Internet and in FDW newsletter (November 1992) -Ryan K. Johnson said rumor was false (January 28, 1993) Death to the Daleks (PAL) (part 1): found at ABC TV (Australia) in 1992 (April/May 1993) -erroneous reports in DWM Power of the Daleks (part 2): Australian rumor claims that Steve Phillips possesses a copy of the episode but with poor quality (November 25, 1993) -Steve Phillips reports that this rumor is false The Invasion (part 1): Australian rumor claims that Steve Phillips possesses a copy of the episode (November 25, 1993) -Steve Phillips reports that this rumor is false Planet of the Daleks (color) (part 3): An American woman claimed to possess a poor quality color copy of this episode (1996) -Steve Phillips reports that it turned out to be a camera copy of the black and white copy of the episode which had picked up a color tint The Mind of Evil (NTSC) (all): Loyd Bulmer and Jessie Smith both saw this story aired by WNED channel 17 in Buffalo, New York in the mid-1980's and believed it might have been in color, and might have been the source of some color copies of Pertwee stories circulated among an Australian trade group -Steve Roberts reports that those recordings were made by Ian Levine in 1977, not the 1980's The Daleks' Masterplan (part 7): reportedly given to William Hartnell by Douglas Camfield as a Christmas gift but could not be found by Hartnell's wife after his death -Steve Roberts reports that Hartnell was actually given a part of "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" and not "The Daleks' Masterplan" Marco Polo (all): Ian Levine was rumored to have once possessed this episode and was said to have offered to show it to Carol Ann Ford -Mike Teague reports that this was purely rumor and that Carol Ann Ford denied that there was any truth to this. And, Steve Roberts reports that Ian Levine has received a bum-rap and is not hoarding any episodes The Tenth Planet (part 4): disappeared from the "Blue The Daleks' Masterplan (part 4): Peter" production office after clips were acquired from each -Steve Roberts reports that the missing episodes were more likely thrown away than stolen In a 1995 letter, Steve Roberts disputed the claim that the BBC had sent videotapes of episodes to Australia in an attempt to exchange them for the return of part 4 of "Power of the Daleks." At any rate, as stated above, part 4 of "Power of the Daleks" was not in the Australian's possession as he had claimed.

In April 1993, there was a rumor that the BBC had found "something" and was supposedly rushing it onto video in time for the 30th anniversary. In a related rumor from that time, a June 1993 video release was expected to contain an advertisement for another video that would "blow everyone's socks off." (1) However, this information was never confirmed as of the time this article's most recent update. New information about this recovery is welcomed.

One rumor about the above item is that the parts 1 and 4 of "The Invasion" might have been recovered but lost in transit to the BBC. Some admittedly flimsy evidence to support this was a photo of the artwork for the box of the then forthcoming video release of "The Invasion" on page 17 of "Doctor Who Monthly" (issue 202, 4 August 1993) with text in the lower right hand corner reading, "Complete at last with an introduction by Nicholas Courtney." But on the actual release, this text was replaced with "Specially recorded links with an introduction by Nicholas Courtney."(14) While Steve Roberts did not specifically know about this box cover, he did say that box cover mock ups are sometimes released early on for publicity purposes and that they sometimes differ from the final product that is seen on store shelves. (12)

Chris Heer (8) reported that nothing was rushed to video for the 30th anniversary


The purpose of this section is to list information about episodes that supposedly exist but have not been returned to the BBC archives.

Notes: The purpose of this section is NOT to spread unfounded rumors; so, readers are encouraged to treat any unverified information as such. In other words, be responsible; and, do not repeatedly harrass anyone suspected of possessing lost episodes. In addition, be fairly certain of the foundation of any rumor that is submitted.

As of 1988, only three percent of rumors, on average, led to actual episode recoveries.(s2) Undoubtably, this percentage has dropped a bit in more recent years; so, the reader should keep this in mind when reading the following rumors.

The Tenth Planet (part 4):

A BBC employee reportedly "borrowed" this episode from the archives. The BBC was said to have known who he was and was suppose to have attempted a recovery in early 1993. However, the "copy" that was returned to the BBC was reported as being a blank; and, the employee was said to have sold the actual episode to an unnamed collector for 5000 pounds. (1)

Power of the Daleks (part 2):

In his May 1994 article, "Missing Without Trace," Paul Lee reported that a print of this episode was said to have been in the possession of an oil-rig worker in late 1992. He reportedly paid 5000 pounds for it a number of years before. Paul said he knew the worker's name but did not want to reveal it for fear of jeopardizing future negotiations. However, as of 1999, this episode remains missing from the BBC archives. This episode is said to be in the hands of an English collector, who will not return it nor reveal its existence. However, the private collector was said to have relented and to have shown the episode to a few people. (1)

Power of the Daleks (part 1):

This episode is said to exist in the UK; and the asking price is said to be 15500 pounds (28000 US dollars) (2).

The Web of Fear (all):

The May 13, 1988 edition of "Movie Collectors World" was reported to have contained a classified ad placed by Bruce Mai of Webster Groves, MO. In the ad, Mr. Mai reportedly offered to trade a complete "Web of Fear" in exchange for a complete color "Mind of Evil." An exchange of letters was said to have disclosed that Mr. Mai did not have that item; but, that he was acting as a go-between for someone in the UK who was willing to enter into such a trade. Mr. Mai was reported to have not disclosed the name/address of the person in the UK. (6)

The Highlanders (parts 2 and 4):

These were mentioned in a "Doctor Who" episode guide by Lee Booth. No details were provided.

The Ice Warriors (part 3):

The rumor of the existence of this episode was mentioned in a "Doctor Who" episode guide by Lee Booth. No details were provided.

The Daleks' Master Plan (part 4):

This was reported to have been "borrowed" from the BBC along with three other episodes, including "The Tenth Planet" part 4. Thus, the episode most likely exists somewhere. (11)

The Celestial Toymaker (parts 1-3):

In Paul Lee's May 1994 article, "Missing Without Trace," he reported that there had been several sightings by convincing eye-witnesses of this story having been broadcast by CBC affiliates across Canada. The BBC was said to have been attempting to ascertain the facts behind this story and to have been attempting to obtain access uncatalogued material in a storehouse in Toronto. (n1)

Note: To anyone possessing copies of lost "Doctor Who" episodes: At least as early as February 1984, the BBC declared an amnesty on any copies of episodes of "Doctor Who" that may be in private hands and would like to merely borrow them to make copies. (s4)

If a missing episode is located, check the Monthly 'Doctor Who' FAQ posting for the name, address, and phone number of the BBC official in charge of the recovery of lost episodes. Or, contact Steve Roberts.


This article was first posted in late April 1993 from the campus of SDSM&T in Rapid City, South Dakota. Editions three through ten were posted from the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota until September 1994, when the article went into a hiatus for four and a half years. The eleventh edition was posted from Beresford, South Dakota in April 1999.

I am hoping that it will be a welcome addition to the other "Doctor Who" postings on the Web. It will be updated whenever new developments occur or more up-to-date information becomes available.

I would like to thank Jason Miller for his assistance and words of encouragement when I started this article.

I would also like to thank both Richard P. Kernin of frontios and Siobahn Morgan for having kept the September 1994 edition of this article available on the internet from October 1994 to April 1999 during my own hiatus from the internet. Siobahn also did an excellent job of rendering this article more web-friendly; since it had originally been written as a text file for an anonymous ftp site in 1993 and 1994.

In future editions of this posting, I plan to tweak it and to tighten it up in any way possible. As with anything, there's always room for improvement.

I have attempted to include any information that I consider to be relevent. I realize that including sources has made this listing more complicated to decipher; but, I believe that it is important to allow the reader to be able to verify any information in the posting.

I would like to dedicate this edition of my article to the memory of my mother, Myrna Hass, who passed away in 1998. She was not a big fan of science-fiction; but, she was always enthusiastic about any projects I happened to be working on.

I wanted to mention that in the early/mid-1990's, I saw a version of the Tom Baker episode, "Underworld" part 1, on Iowa Public Television. What made it so unusual was the fact that it contained the American narration from the Time-Life edit of the episode from the late 1970's. Unfortunately, this was edited into a movie format with the rest of the episodes from that story; so, I could not see the name of the syndicate at the end. I was surprised that any of those would still be in circulation after all of these years. (since writing this, I learned from Robert D. Franks that a few strays of these American edits did survive, despite the fact that the majority of them were wiped in the 1980's)

Paul Lee reported that Chris Whitehead was no longer available on the Net. If either Chris reads this, I hope he will contact me.

My apologies for information not yet included here. There is a lot to go through; and sometimes, work keeps me from doing as much with the article as I'd like. Thanks for all the contributions.

I realize parts of this article may still be a bit outdated. I am still going through old notes and sifting through the article.

More recently, I have been busy with work; so, I have had little time to do more than update some links and email address(es). I have eyed a couple other items that could use some tweaking; but, time hasn't permitted it yet. I was finally able to add a few items to the March 2000 edition. Since the recovery of "The Crusade" part 1, there have been no significant developments with regard to the recovery of lost "Doctor Who" episodes. A few shorter clips from lost episodes have since been recovered; but, this web site deals with the recovery of whole episodes which are more or less intact. The interest reader is encouraged to visit Steve Phillips' web site for more information on clips.

I'm glad to know that Mike Frisbee of Iowa Public TV found the information I sent to him to be both useful and interesting.

Anyone may make printouts or electronic duplicates of this posting as long as the proper credit is given.

Any comments or new lost or recovered episode information can be emailed to: The words "Doctor Who" must be included in the subject line. Otherwise, the email will not be acknowledged.

The following email addresses:

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Do not send unsolicited spam email to any of the email addresses listed in any part of this article. Spam email is unwelcome! The only reason email addresses are provided here is to help lost "Dr. Who" episode researchers exchange their information more easily and to be more accountable for any information they submit for this article. Any attempt to send spam email to email addresses listed within this article is considered to be an abuse of this article.

If anyone has attempted to submit lost "Dr. Who" information for my article but has had their email automatically bounced back to them by my account, the reason has probably been the glut of spam email I have received, which has overwhelmed the storage capacity of my account on more than one occasion. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Any spam email I find will be deleted unread. I'll try to stay on top of this as much as possible; but sometimes, I get a bit busy, as we all often do.

The guestbook has been removed for the time being. Part of the reason for doing this is lack of interest. Only two people signed it the entire time it was up on the web.

This article is available at the following web sites:

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